If you have gotten into a car accident in Washington, you may have suffered bodily damage that could change your life forever. Car accidents can cause minor injuries, but occasionally, they cause injuries that require serious and sometimes daunting medical operations. If you have been involved in a car accident that required you to get a major orthopedic surgery, You could be looking at medical bills that put you in debt for the rest of your life. It’s a sad fact, but true. 

One of the best things you can do for yourself is to contact a lawyer as soon as you have been in a car accident. A personal injury lawyer will make sure that you get a settlement that covers the cost of your medical bills. If you have been involved in a car accident that was not your fault, you deserve to fight for compensation.

If you have been in a car accident and needed any of the following surgeries, you should contact a lawyer to ensure you receive sufficient compensation:

  • ACL reconstruction surgery
  • Knee replacement surgery
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
  • Trigger finger release
  • Hip replacement surgery
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Ankle repair
  • Spinal surgeries
  • Joint fusion

These can be costly, and may require a lot of down time for healing. If you or a loved one have been affected by a car accident and required an orthopedic surgery, schedule a free consultation with Church and Page today. Read on to learn more about how our lawyers can help you recover.

How Does A Lawyer Help Me Get Compensation For An Orthopedic Surgery?

If you need a major orthopedic surgery such as the ones listed above, you should contact a lawyer to represent you as you file a personal injury claim. Your lawyer will use evidence such as your medical bills to defend your right to compensation for your damages before a judge. With extensive knowledge of Washington state law as it pertains to car accidents, the lawyers at Church and Page can defend you in court and assert your right to compensation. 

We know how difficult it can be to recover from a car accident, especially when the car accident requires you to undergo a major surgery such as an ACL reconstruction, knee replacement, shoulder replacement, or another operation. We’ll make the process of getting compensation as seamless as possible for you, so you can focus on healing.

What Other Kind Of Compensation Can You Get From A Car Accident Settlement?

Aside from getting medical bill compensation in your settlement, your lawyer will fight for your right to:

Loss of earning capacity: Many people who require orthopedic surgery cannot walk the same way. If your earning capacity has diminished due to an injury or due to complications from an injury, you should contact a lawyer to inquire about getting compensation for your loss of earning capacity. If you are unable to attend your job as you once did, or you are not able to make as much money as you could have if you were uninjured, you may be able to get this compensation.

Pain and suffering: This type of compensation is awarded to those who have been injured in circumstances that were particularly reckless or negligent. If you find yourself suffering from post-traumatic stress, depression, or anxiety after a car accident in Washington, you have the right to seek compensation for your emotional pain and suffering. 

Punitive damages: In some instances where a car accident is especially negligent or damaging, you may be able to be awarded punitive damages which intend to punish the negligent party for the damage they caused, and also for acting in an especially dangerous manner..Punitive damages are considered punishment and are typically awarded at the court’s discretion when the defendant’s behavior is found to be especially harmful. 

Schedule A Free Car Accident Consultation With Church And Page Lawyers If You Needed An Orthopedic Surgery After A Car Accident

Don’t get stuck paying expensive medical bills out of pocket. If you were injured in a car accident you did not cause, and you required an orthopedic surgery such as ACL repair, ankle repair, shoulder repair, or spine surgery, call Church and Page right away.

You should contact a dedicated personal injury attorney as soon as possible following a car accident so that a lawyer can begin building your car accident case. Like other personal injury cases, not all car accident cases are the same. Our lawyers personalize their strategies based on the specific details of your case. If you want personalized and compassionate representation, look no further than Church & Page.